Join us as we make two stops in the amazing Ulster American Folk Park just outside the town of Omagh in County Tyrone.
The Ulster American Folk Park is an inspired piece of “living culture”. Over a number of acres, they have assembled a number of cottages and buildings that will give you a good idea of what life was like in that part of the world in the 1700s and 1800s. Not only that, but most of the buildings are inhabited by locals dressed in the costumes of the day and carrying out the typical tasks and crafts that were essential to everyday life.
We start with a visit to Mrs. Devine who kindly gives Carina a tour around her cottage:
Then, on to another cottage and a lesson on the spinning of wool in the community back in the 1700s and 1800s:
Wonderful! You can learn more – and see more – about the Ulster American Folk park here.
I think that this folk-park is worth a day out all by itself – especially if you are in the north half of the island. You will be entertained, educated, intrigued and will come away with a very strong sense of what life might have been like for your ancestor in 18th and 19th century Ireland.
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Slán for now, Mike & Carina.
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Have a look at the exact location we visited in Google Maps below: